We want to see a reduction in drownings this Summer and it starts at home with safe backyard swimming zones. It only takes a few minutes to complete a comprehensive safety check on your pool fence and gate that could save a life. There is no excuse good enough for not doing it! Get behind National Check-Your-Pool-Gate Month and make a difference.
National Check-Your-Pool-Gate is an initiative of D&D Technologies, the inventors of Australian-made MagnaLatch®, the world’s most trusted gate hardware, and Laurie Lawrence’s KidsAlive™ water safety program.
We know that kids who drown most commonly gain access to the pool area through a faulty fence or gate and this is something we want to eradicate! National Check-Your-Pool-Gate Month was created to remind pool owners of the vital need to ensure fences, gates, latches and hinges are secure and in top working order. Every pool owner should be confident they have a safe pool zone.
Pool owners should conduct comprehensive safety checks at least once a season, but especially in Summer, as it has the highest incidence of drownings.
Drowning prevention is every pool owner’s responsibility so let’s work together during National Check-Your-Pool-Gate Month to make our backyards are safer for little ones! There are over 2.7 million pools across Australia and if every one of those pools was checked for safety each year, it would go a LONG way in reducing our toddler terrible drowning stats.
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